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Kanji 101

Socrates said, “The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know”. This is how I feel when it comes to learning Kanji. Though I’m Japanese and have been using Kanji for...

Tokyo Shopping Spree : Animal goods

Walt Disney knew the power of animals. There is something special about their cuteness, their innocence and their playfulness, which make us smile and warm inside. Whether it's a trip to a zoo or...

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art Part2

A Great Escape Visiting a museum is a great way to appreciate art, culture and history, but let’s not forget that it also gives us the wonderful opportunity to relax and escape from our busy...

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art Part1

The Perfect Harmony of Art, Architecture and Nature The world is full of visual clutter and sometimes we get overwhelmed by information overload. It is only in an ideal environment one can appreciate the true...

Looking for a Great Local Restaurant in Japan? PlanB to the Rescue!

PlanB is a new website which offers a dining concierge service for those who are looking to get the best dining experience. A PlanB concierge will listen to your specific needs, propose dining options...

Disappearing Treasures: Fujino-yu in Yoga

Not to be confused with the popular cardio exercise or spiritual practice from India, Yoga is an upscale residential district in the Setagaya ward. Tucked away in the backstreets is the Fujino-yu bathhouse which...

WISE OWL HOSTELS, a special nest for night owls

When it comes to traveling, choosing the right accommodation is very important. So how do you choose the perfect place out of the sea of luxurious hotels, traditional inns, capsule hotels and airbnb hosts? There’s...

Beautiful and Elegant: the Cut Glassware Shop Hanashyo

After 170 years, a century-old glass cutting method has been revived in Nihonbashi! Edo Kiriko, one of the finest glass cutting techniques in Japan, was established in 1834 by Kagaya Kyubei, who owned a glassware...

Disappearing Treasures: Tsukimi-yu in Shimotakaido

It’s 3pm on a Sunday afternoon and the Tsukimi-yu bathhouse doesn’t open for another half an hour. Yet, there’s already a few people waiting outside to be the first ones into the hot fresh...

Disappearing Treasures: Sento Etiquette, What Not To Do Around Naked Strangers

In my previous article, I pointed out the struggles and hardships that Sento bathhouses face. Sadly, many of them cannot figure their way out of their predicament and are forced to close their decades-long...